Expert Explains Mystery Behind Kazakhstan PentagramAssociated with Satanism, the symbol fired up conspiracy theorists
PHOTOS ON SKYE: Weather Balloon or UFO?
An unusual feature in the landscape of northern Kazakhstan has had conspiracy theorists buzzing. On the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir is a huge five-pointed star. The 1,200-foot pentagram can be seen clearly on Google Maps in an area free of human habitation.
While some speculated that the site was linked with devil worship, archaeologist Emma Usmanova now insists that's not the case.
It is the outline of a park made in the form of a star," Usmanova told LiveScience.
Until 1991 Kazakhstan was a part of the former Soviet Union, where the star was a popular symbol that appeared on buildings and flags.